A sinking or settling foundation is a clear cause for concern for any homeowner or business owner. The cracks and uneven flooring that will emerge will not only disrupt your property’s cosmetic appeal, but also create tripping hazards and obstacles for family members and visitors. And if left unsolved, the long-term damage might be irreparable.

Houses settle over time, and a little unevenness isn’t cause for panic. At the same time, you’ll want to be alert to these warning signs that more dramatic changes are taking place:

  1. A door begins to jam or fails to latch.
  2. Cracks appear in walls, especially over doorways, windows, or where walls meet ceilings.
  3. Cracks open in vinyl or ceramic tile over a concrete floor.
  4. Windows that used to open and close easily suddenly begin to stick or won’t close completely
  5. The sooner you identify potential problems, the easier — and less expensive — it is to fix them.